The University of Newcastle, Australia

2016 Hunter Innovation Festival

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

The 2016 Hunter Innovation Festival aims to challenge, inspire and dare you to do things a little differently - upset the status quo (just a little...) and think outside the box. The not-for-profit event, to be held from 10 to 17 June, is proudly sponsored by the University of Newcastle.

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Innovation is essential to sustainability and competitiveness in a changing world. The Hunter must respond to the innovation imperative.

The Hunter Innovation Festival will challenge business and industry with new ideas and highlight local success stories. It will:

* Highlight global trends in innovation

* Profile key research achievements

* Showcase innovation in the Hunter

* Provide guidance to local enterprises committed to adopting innovation

UON will again host the thoroughly entertaining Women in Innovation panel during the week-long event.

BREAKING THROUGH THE GENDER BARRIER: WOMEN IN INNOVATION - THURSDAY 16 JUNE

Hosted by the University of Newcastle's Research and Innovation Division, the event is designed to engage the women of the Hunter in innovative discussions and provide the opportunity to network and hear from inspirational women.

The key highlight is a panel of prominent and innovative women who are leaders in the areas of expertise, to be convened by Christina Gerakiteys, CEO/Creative Director, Ideation at Work.

Panelists

Tiziana Bianco - Head of Innovation Labs, Commonwealth Bank

Catherine Graham - Co-Founder and Director, Seniors Housing Online

Amanda Graham - Co-Founder and Director, Seniors Housing Online

Olivia Olley - Producer and Partner, Good Eye Deer

Professor SueAnne Ware - Design Activist and Head of School, School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Newcastle.

Women in Innovation is a free event. To register visit www.newcastle.edu.au/WI

HUNTER INNOVATION FESTIVAL PROGRAM

The week-long program has something for everyone. From designers to engineers, innovators to entrepreneurs, the 2016 Hunter Innovation Festival is an associated event of The Australian Innovation Festival which was established in 2002 as a national event to showcase Australian innovation.

Visit www.hunterinnovation.biz to download the full program.

Contact
  • Blythe Hamilton
  • Phone: 4921 8777

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